Ranking the five highest-paid players in the Premier League

Mohamed Salah has ended speculation regarding his future after signing a new deal at Liverpool, one which makes the Egyptian international the highest-paid player in the club’s history.

Liverpool will be delighted to secure the future of Salah whose deal was set to expire next summer, with the reigning PFA Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year agreeing terms on a three-year deal.


After Salah signed new terms, we’ve decided to rank the five highest paid players in the Premier League.

=4. David de Gea – £375,000-a-week

David de Gea’s importance to Manchester United saw the goalkeeper sign a huge £375,000-a-week deal in 2019, putting pen to paper on a four-year contract with the option for a further season.

The Spanish shot-stopper had been named as the Red Devils’ Player of the Season on a record four occasions, whilst his negotiating position was strengthened given the record-breaking contract handed to Alexis Sanchez 18 months earlier.

Fearful the goalkeeper could depart with Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid linked, United handed De Gea a huge deal to secure his future.

The 31-year-old’s fortunes have been mixed since signing that contract however, though he was named as the club’s Players’ Player of the Year for a record-extending fourth time in 2021/22.

=4. Erling Haaland – £375,000-a-week

Erling Haaland has gone straight into the Premier League’s top five earners after signing for Manchester City this summer.

Haaland emerged as arguably the most coveted talent in European football with City beating off competition from Europe’s elite to secure his signing from Borussia Dortmund, handing the marquee arrival a contract worth around £375,000-a-week.

The 21-year-old’s will hope to replicate his Bundesliga form in the Premier League next season, having scored 62 goals in 67 league appearances across his two-and-a-half seasons at Dortmund.

Should he hit the ground running, the Premier League champions will be tough to stop next season.

=2. Kevin De Bruyne – £385,000-a-week

Kevin De Bruyne remains the highest-paid player at Manchester City, with his £385,000-a-week deal just ahead of Haaland’s lucrative contract.

De Bruyne has been arguably the best player in the Premier League in recent campaigns, winning back-to-back PFA Player of the Year awards in 2019/20 and 2020/21.

The Belgium international was named as City’s Player of the Season for a joint-record fourth time last season, having hit a career-best 15 league goals for the Premier League champions.

A four-time winner of the Premier League at the Etihad, he will hope to continue his climb up the division’s all-time assist charts next season, having risen to joint-eighth overall.

=2. Cristiano Ronaldo – £385,000-a-week

Cristiano Ronaldo became Manchester United’s highest-paid player after returning to the club last summer, signing a deal worth £385,000-a-week at Old Trafford.

The club great returned more than a decade after his initial departure in a then-world record deal, having set a number of records tumbling during an illustrious career at Real Madrid and Juventus.

Ronaldo’s return saw him score 24 goals across all competitions for the Red Devils, though it proved a disappointing campaign for the club who finished sixth to miss out on Champions League football.

The Portugal captain is understood to be keen to leave this summer, having become frustrated with the club’s lack of ambition in the transfer market.

1. Mohamed Salah – £400,000-a-week

Mohamed Salah’s new deal has made the Liverpool forward the highest-paid player in the Premier League, agreeing terms on a club-record contract worth £400,000-a-week.

The Egypt international has been a crucial part of the club’s modern successes under Jurgen Klopp, winning a clean sweep of honours with the Reds across his five seasons at Anfield.

Named as the PFA Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year for a second time last season, he has also won three Premier League Golden Boots and has entered Liverpool’s all-time top 10 goalscorers.

Having seen Sadio Mane depart for a new challenge this summer, his new deal is a major boost to Liverpool as the Reds look to challenge for major trophies again next season.


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